Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on Me. Isaiah 30:15 MSG
Oh how I needed to hear these words deep within this morning.
This past week has been zany with tons of unexpected zingers: ●one child in her last frenzied two weeks before finishing her program (1st of 2)
●the younger having an appointment moved up a week smack dab into the middle of one of my work shifts
●getting taxes ready, loud snoring
●the rearrival of snow
●my back/hip going out
Just a few key highlights from my life reel, and probably not all that different from the ones you’ve had of late as well.
Unwelcome, unexpected changes.
So I did something different this time. I refused to allow the circumstances to rock my foundation.
For I chose instead to keep my mind fixed on a few key verses each day, and my eyes looking to God through it all.
And although I should feel shaken to the core, I don’t.
Allowing myself to acknowledge my weakness makes room for His strength to well up within me.
For when I try to do everything in my strength, it doesn’t get done the way He would have had me do it. For it isn’t about the end result, as it is for the resulting changes He desires to bring about in me.
So I don’t fight the hard times anymore.
I let Him do that in all His strength, might, power, wisdom and magnificence.
I snuggle closer into the place He has, just for me, under the shadow of His wing, in the safety of His embrace.
For that verse above which I love so much is not all of the message God had for me again this morning….
Your salvation requires you to turn back to Me and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves.Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on Me—the very thing you’ve been unwilling to do. Isaiah 30:15 MSG
I have to stop my silly efforts to rescue myself before He can rescue me. And many, many times, I have been unwilling to let go and let Him.
I can be the biggest stumbling block in my own life.
But not when I lay myself down in all my broken, weak, fragile need before the One who is just awaiting my invitation to move in and on my behalf.
In my weakness, He can enter.
Through my weakness, He can show Himself strong.
In my obedience, He reveals grace.
Join me, and invite God into the weakened spots of your life.
Watch in wonder as He shapes us into the clay pots which best holds His glory!